Thursday, January 26, 2017
Where: The Paramount Theater
The Community MLK Celebration presents 2017 keynote speaker Anita Hill at this free event, which is open to the public.
Anita Hill, University Professor or Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, is a vital leader in both the civil rights and women’s rights movements. In 1993, Anita made sexual harassment in the workplace a national issue when she testified that Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas had committed sexual harassment against her. Today, Anita continues to push the envelope in pursuit of women’s and civil rights, teaming up with MacArthur Genius Award-winning artist Mark Branford and prominent academics all over the country.
Anita keeps alive the legacy she bravely began in the early 1990s. She inspires hundreds of students whom she has taught as University Professor at Brandeis and thousands more who follow her example in creating a better society in America. As long as women and minorities face discrimination in the U.S., for Anita Hill, there is more work to be done.
Presented by the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy; Lifetime Learning, Office of Engagement; and the Center for Politics.
Unclaimed tickets will be released at 6:20 pm at the door to patrons in the standby line.